This is the finished book, a hardcover, fabric covered, french sewn original Poetry book.
Not perfect (the bookmaking side of things, not the poetry) but the children have all worked hard creating beautiful poems and now they can be cherished in a book format.
I glued white card onto thicker cardboard then glued fabric onto white card using this glue (it is all I had)...
I designed the page layout and printed them using my trusty little printer and 100gsm paper.
I used a wax covered black thread to sew segments of the book together(white would have been better had I had it) and white cotton tape for extra strength. Then the glue was out again to stick the cover plain pages to the cardboard.
I roughly followed the tips in this tutorial for sewing the pages together.
These are books I made by sewing (with the machine) cardboard and paper together and stamping the front.